Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2006 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Taste the Elegance: 2006 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

The 2006 vintage in Burgundy was one marked by contrasts; a scorching July followed by a damp August created conditions that only the most diligent vignerons could navigate to craft wines of distinction. Among these, the 2006 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair stands out, reflecting the meticulous care in its creation.

 

A Vintage Reflecting Mastery Amidst Challenge

The climate of '06 brought forth challenges that tested the mettle of Burgundian winemakers. It is the ability to coax the profound and exquisite from such capricious weather that distinguishes a masterful producer. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has done just this with their 2006 expression of Echezeaux Grand Cru.

This compelling rendition encapsulates the year’s narrative; starting with an arresting bouquet of ripe red and black fruits interlaced with hints of spice and earthy undertones, it is evident that the wine has embraced and transcended its seasonal trials. The palate follows suit with a vivid intensity of flavor—wild strawberries and blackcurrant married impeccably with savory notes, carried by firm yet well-integrated tannins that promise excellent ageing potential.

 

An Investment-Worthy Ensemble

For enthusiasts and investors alike, this wine represents a potent combination of scarcity and quality. As time marches on, the 2006 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has moved gracefully into a splendid phase of complexity and allure. It offers not just a taste of its singular vintage, but it stands as one piece of an investment mosaic, where rarity and pedigree play equally important roles.

In closing, the 2006 vintage from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's famed Echezeaux vineyard cuts a fine figure on the global stage. This particular Grand Cru strikes an exceptional balance between power and elegance, indicative of its origins in one of Burgundy's most celebrated plots. With its graceful evolution uniquely tied to the climatic ballet of 2006, it presents as a singular investment opportunity—one that will likely see its value appreciated over time as bottles become treasures poured on only the most discerning occasions.

Market price (USD)

$37,760.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

3436.67

Scores and tasting notes

89

Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2006 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a slightly rustic, bucolic bouquet with mushroom and sous-bois scents infusing the red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, mature with melted tannin and good weight. Perhaps what is missing is the tension and mineral nature of this growth, the finish content to deliver premier rather than grand cru quality unlike subsequent vintages. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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